C4DTI Digital Trade Conference & Awards

Working together to make trade cheaper, faster, simpler, sustainable, sustainable and more secure

17 – 18 April 2024
Day 1 – Virtual | Day 2 – In-person

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What is C4DTI DTC?

The Digital Trade Conference (DTC) is the annual, international, flagship event for ICC Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation (C4DTI). Taking place on 17–18 April 2024, it will discuss practical implementation, results from recent pilot initiatives and ongoing roll-outs:

• How we can implement interoperable systems across border with government and industry, drawing on international best practice
• Implementing international legal, rules and standards frameworks consistently across global supply chains
• Best practice solutions, lessons learnt from pilot initiatives and access to the international experts and thought leaders leading projects and programmes
• Practical solutions to managing key risks across global supply chains – data security, cybersecurity, and fraud
• Insights and thought leadership

Come join us at our annual C4DTI Digital Trade Conference where we will be focusing on the practical benefits of digitalising the trade ecosystem and discussing the “HOW” & with “WHAT RESULT”.

Registrations are now open! Click on the “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.

If you are interested in participating as a speaker or hearing more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at events@iccwbo.uk

2024 Logistics

Day 1 – Virtual – Wednesday 17 April

Conference – 10am – 3pm UK time

NOTE: Day 1 consists of two webinars. These take place via zoom webinars at 10am – 11am and 2pm – 3pm UK time. Please register for the day to receive links to each webinar. These will be released nearer the event date.


Day 2 – In-person, London – Thursday 18 April

Conference – 8.30am – 5.30pm UK time

Deloitte, 2 New Street Square (1st Floor), London, EC4A 3BZ

C4DTI Awards – 6pm – 10pm UK time

The Great Hall, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3TL

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will come away with a clear understanding of:

  • what initiatives are underway and what lessons can be learnt
  • what practical solutions can be applied
  • what the return on investment will be
  • what still needs to be prioritised to digitalise trade systems and processes
  • where further investment needs to be targeted
  • where the barriers, bottlenecks and opportunities are
  • best practice insights from global experts leading projects and programmes

Who is this event for?

This event is for industry and government practitioners involved in delivering a cheaper, faster and simpler trading system.

It is primarily a technical event, aimed at decision makers across the spectrum of buyers, sellers, corporate finance, compliance, procurement, supply chain management, freight forwarding, port systems, warehousing, logistics, insurance, legal, customs, IT software and technology solution providers.

For any queries regarding registration and/or payments, please contact events@iccwbo.uk 

Speakers from 2023

Gerard Hartsink, Chair, Industry Advisory Board, ICC Digital Standards Initiative

Parnkae Nandavisai, Subject Matter Expert – Trade Digitization, Thai Bankers’ Association

Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, Head of Civil Justice System, England and Wales

Milot Ahma, Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Oliver Oram, CEO & Founder, ChainVine

Maya Sturm, Manager Digital and Innovation, Marketing, Anglo American

Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director, Trade Law Centre

Lars Karlsson, Global Head of Trade & Customs Consulting, A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S

Prof Lorand Bartels, Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Professor of International Law in the Faculty of Law and a fellow of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

Sylwia Nowak, Senior Customs & Foreign Trade Compliance Officer, Brose

Benjamin Mwandawiro, Senior Operations Officer, Kenya Ports Authority

Sean Edwards, Chairman, The International Trade and Forfaiting Association

Patrick Vlačič, former Minister of Transport of the Republic of Slovenia, UL FPP, and Legal Advisor, CargoX

Miriam Goldby, Professor of Shipping, Insurance and Commercial Law, Queen Mary University of London

Nick Davies, Director, Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation

Frank Wendt, CEO, Wendt Finance GmbH

Jon Boran, Director, Trade Innovation and Solution Development, Lending & Working Capital, Lloyds Bank

Graham Floater, UK Chief Negotiator for Trade with the US, Department of Business and Trade

Pamela Mar, Managing Director, ICC Digital Standards Initiative

Mr Loh Sin Yong, Director (Trade), Infocomm Media Development Authority

Clare Rowley, Head of Business Operations, GLEIF

Dr Barry Childe, Chief Information Officer, Arqit

Nolan Gray, Freeport Director, Teesside Freeport

Patrik Zekkar, CEO, Enigio

Deepesh Patel, Direct, Partnerships & Marketing, Trade Finance Global

Anthony Wadsworth-Hill, Co-founder, DCEO & COO, Mercore Group

Ben Ramsden, Partnership Manager for Digital Supply Chains, Digital Catapult

Merlin Dowse, Executive Director, Trade & Working Capital, JP Morgan and Vice-Chair, ICC Banking Commission

Oswald Kuyler, Head of Strategy, Europe, MonetaGo

Simon Wood, CEO, Ubisecure

Prof Lisa Short, Co-Chair Digital Credentials Task Force, International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA)

Chris Southworth, Co-Chair of Legal Reform Advisory Board, ICC Digital Standards Initiative and Secretary General, ICC United Kingdom

John Carroll, Chair, Centre for Digital Trade & Innovation

Raoul Tan, Program Director Digital Trade Innovation, Port of Rotterdam

Matthew Bradley, Managing Director, Community Network Services a DP World digital trade solutions business

Eleanor Wragg, Senior Reporter, Global Trade Review

Bhriguraj Singh, Chief Product Officer, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC

Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor

Bertrand Chen, CEO, Global Shipping Business Network

Guy Pendell, Head of International Arbitration, CMS and Co-Chair of the ICC Arbitration & ADR Committee

Deborah Hardy, Senior Vice President, Citi

Matthew Hatton, Head of Product Innovation, Traxpay

Kevin Shakespeare, Director of Strategic Projects and International Development, The Institute of Export & International Trade

About the Awards


The ceremony takes place on Thursday 18 April 2024, and will showcase and celebrate global best practice in trade digitalisation.

The event supports the objectives of the C4DTI and takes place alongside the Digital Trade Conference to bring together industry and government practitioners and recognises excellence on both a corporate and individual level with regards to those involved in delivering a cheaper, faster and simpler trading system.

The shortlist will be announced soon.

2024 Shortlist

Best Crossborder Trade Software System/ Technology Solutions Provider of the Year

  • GSBN
  • Mercore
  • PrimaTrade Systems Limited
  • Surecomp
  • TradeSun
  • TradeWaltz Inc
  • XDC Trade Network & Yodaplus Technologies

NEW Category: Best Customs Software System/Technology Solutions Provider of the Year

  • Azarc®
  • Flytta
  • iCustoms
  • PMCG – Policy and Management Consulting Group

NEW Category: Best Agri Software System/Technologies Solutions Provider of the Year

  • AgrigateOne
  • io
  • Covantis

NEW Category: Best Digital Trade Documents Provider

  • edoxOnline
  • Secro
  • WaveBL

Best Use of Interoperable Digital Trade Technology in the Banking Sector

  • Cleareye.ai
  • IMDA
  • Lloyds Bank, Enigio, CargoX
  • Traxpay GmbH and Arqit Ltd
  • Traydstream

Best Advisor of the Year

  • HFW
  • IMDA
  • Mercore

Best Corporate Adopter

  • Boohoo
  • Matalan
  • Metals & Mining Digitalisation Forum
  • Rio Tinto

Best Port or Logistics Systems Operator

  • iCustoms
  • P. Møller-Maersk and IBM Consulting

Director’s Award for the Individual who has made the greatest contribution to the Digitalisation of International Trade

  • Emmanuelle Ganne, Senior Analyst, World Trade Organization
  • Greg Whitaker, CEO, AgrigateOne
  • Lars Karlsson, Global Head of Trade and Customs Consulting, P. Møller-Maersk
  • Dr Miriam Goldby, Professor of Shipping, Insurance and Commercial Law and Director of Research at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
  • Sean Edwards, Chairman, The International Trade and Forfaiting Association

Trade Finance Digital Pioneer of the Year

  • Haitham Elsaid, QNB Al Ahli (QNBAA)
  • Hussam Alkokhon, CQUR BANK
  • Jon Boran, Lloyds Bank
  • Rebecca Harding, Rebeccanomics
  • Stephanie Betant, Sukrant Gupta and Saurabh Udernani, HSBC

Best Industry Champion

  • Business West
  • HSBC
  • IMDA
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Nate Vision
  • Standard Chartered
  • Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP


View all the photos from the 2023 awards dinner here

2024 Sponsors, association & media partners